STEAM at Brown
Students in Mr. Ginsburg’s fifth grade STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) class are learning how to program a Sphero robot. Using a program called Sphero edu, students use a block coding program to teach the robot to move. Students gradually build their knowledge base and eventually master teaching the robot to move around a racetrack.
Through engineering design, students have also created paper vehicles that are placed over the Sphero robot. In the last week, students have been practicing having their robot vehicles run around a racetrack. Before the end of the trimester, students will have the chance to enter their robots in a race against their classmates.